The table below looks at the statistics for Agile Software Development skills in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Agile Software Development
Rank 5 11 7
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Permanent jobs citing Agile Software Development 1604 1171 1415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 21.71% 17.15% 19.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 25.88% 21.63% 24.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1397 1032 1215
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Agile Software Development
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
6197 5414 5838
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 83.87% 79.30% 79.05%
Number of salaries quoted 5042 4584 5021
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

Agile Software Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Agile Software Development Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Agile Software Development
Salary Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the North West region.

Agile Software Development Salary Trend in the North West

Agile Software Development
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Agile Software Development across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Agile Software Development Salary Histogram in the North West

Agile Software Development
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North West region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +8 913 £40,000 +6.66% 146
Cheshire +1 440 £40,000 +14.28% 83
Merseyside +16 119 £40,000 +6.66% 23
Lancashire -1 115 £40,000 +14.28% 20
Cumbria -3 3 £33,314 -16.71% 1
Agile Software Development
England

Agile Software Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development.

1 1364 (45.63%) .NET
2 1327 (44.40%) C#
3 1128 (37.74%) SQL Server
4 993 (33.22%) ASP.NET
5 934 (31.25%) Scrum
6 923 (30.88%) MVC
7 890 (29.78%) HTML
8 860 (28.77%) TDD
9 855 (28.60%) JavaScript
10 821 (27.47%) SQL
11 757 (25.33%) CSS
12 569 (19.04%) Java
13 562 (18.80%) WCF
14 519 (17.36%) ASP.NET MVC
15 467 (15.62%) jQuery
16 465 (15.56%) OO
17 438 (14.65%) Finance
18 430 (14.39%) .NET Framework
19 421 (14.08%) Microsoft
20 384 (12.85%) Web Services
21 371 (12.41%) Windows
22 352 (11.78%) E-Commerce
23 340 (11.38%) XML
23 340 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
24 338 (11.31%) Degree
25 292 (9.77%) Project Management
26 278 (9.30%) HTML5
27 272 (9.10%) QA
28 262 (8.77%) T-SQL
28 262 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008

Agile Software Development
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT jobs across the North West region citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Agile Software Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 149 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 119 (3.98%) Node.js
3 65 (2.17%) Apache
4 63 (2.11%) Tomcat
5 61 (2.04%) IIS
6 59 (1.97%) CMS
7 48 (1.61%) CICS
8 39 (1.30%) WebSphere
9 34 (1.14%) WordPress
10 23 (0.77%) Sitecore CMS
10 23 (0.77%) SAS
11 18 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 18 (0.60%) Confluence
12 17 (0.57%) Drupal
13 15 (0.50%) Umbraco
14 13 (0.43%) nginx
14 13 (0.43%) NServiceBus
15 12 (0.40%) MS Exchange
16 11 (0.37%) Apache Solr
17 10 (0.33%) Jetty
Applications
1 183 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 50 (1.67%) MS Office
3 44 (1.47%) MS Project
3 44 (1.47%) PowerPivot
4 40 (1.34%) Photoshop
5 22 (0.74%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.37%) Fireworks
7 9 (0.30%) OmniGraffle
8 8 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
9 7 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.13%) SPSS
11 2 (0.067%) RoboHelp
11 2 (0.067%) MS PowerPoint
12 1 (0.033%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 21 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.60%) Magento
3 13 (0.43%) Visualfiles
4 9 (0.30%) Tridion
5 7 (0.23%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.17%) Sage 200
7 4 (0.13%) SAP MDM
7 4 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.067%) Line 500
9 2 (0.067%) AquaLogic BPM
10 1 (0.033%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.033%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.033%) SAP CRM
10 1 (0.033%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 65 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 50 (1.67%) SaaS
3 27 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
5 12 (0.40%) Trello
6 11 (0.37%) Amazon S3
7 8 (0.27%) GitHub
7 8 (0.27%) PaaS
8 7 (0.23%) IaaS
9 4 (0.13%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.067%) Route 53
11 2 (0.067%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.033%) Google App Engine
12 1 (0.033%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.033%) ElastiCache
12 1 (0.033%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 131 (4.38%) Internet
2 35 (1.17%) HTTP
3 34 (1.14%) Intranet
4 16 (0.54%) Wireless
5 14 (0.47%) TCP/IP
6 12 (0.40%) FTP
7 8 (0.27%) DNS
7 8 (0.27%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.20%) Firewall
9 4 (0.13%) SMS
9 4 (0.13%) SSH
9 4 (0.13%) AMQP
10 2 (0.067%) MPLS
10 2 (0.067%) SSL
10 2 (0.067%) SMTP
11 1 (0.033%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.033%) Network Security
11 1 (0.033%) WAN
11 1 (0.033%) Broadband
11 1 (0.033%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1128 (37.74%) SQL Server
2 262 (8.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 185 (6.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 176 (5.89%) MySQL
5 121 (4.05%) Relational Database
6 119 (3.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 94 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 85 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
9 70 (2.34%) DB2
10 59 (1.97%) NoSQL
11 55 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
12 53 (1.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 41 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
14 37 (1.24%) Big Data
15 36 (1.20%) MongoDB
16 33 (1.10%) RDBMS
17 22 (0.74%) RavenDB
18 19 (0.64%) Oracle Database
19 18 (0.60%) Data Mining
20 16 (0.54%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 242 (8.10%) Team Foundation Server
2 201 (6.72%) Git (software)
3 197 (6.59%) Selenium
4 180 (6.02%) NUnit
5 161 (5.39%) Visual Studio
6 120 (4.01%) Moq
7 116 (3.88%) Rhino Mocks
8 106 (3.55%) MSTest
9 95 (3.18%) Subversion
10 85 (2.84%) Eclipse
11 83 (2.78%) JIRA
12 69 (2.31%) JUnit
13 65 (2.17%) Cucumber
14 52 (1.74%) Jenkins
15 47 (1.57%) WebDriver
16 43 (1.44%) SpecFlow
17 40 (1.34%) QuickTest Pro
18 33 (1.10%) Maven
19 23 (0.77%) Mercurial
19 23 (0.77%) ReSharper
General
1 438 (14.65%) Finance
2 154 (5.15%) Retail
3 135 (4.52%) Marketing
4 102 (3.41%) Games
5 86 (2.88%) Banking
6 65 (2.17%) Advertising
7 58 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 52 (1.74%) Automotive
9 43 (1.44%) Legal
10 22 (0.74%) Law
11 21 (0.70%) Financial Institution
12 19 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
13 13 (0.43%) Billing
14 11 (0.37%) Manufacturing
15 10 (0.33%) Publishing
16 9 (0.30%) Back Office
17 7 (0.23%) Electronics
18 6 (0.20%) Aerospace
19 5 (0.17%) Multimedia
20 4 (0.13%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1819 (60.86%) Developer
2 645 (21.58%) .NET Developer
3 415 (13.88%) Senior Developer
4 379 (12.68%) C# Developer
5 352 (11.78%) Analyst
6 269 (9.00%) Java Developer
7 233 (7.80%) C# .NET Developer
8 207 (6.93%) Software Developer
9 206 (6.89%) Project Manager
10 155 (5.19%) Web Developer
11 141 (4.72%) Business Analyst
12 125 (4.18%) C# ASP.NET Developer
13 124 (4.15%) Architect
14 121 (4.05%) Senior C# Developer
15 113 (3.78%) Test Analyst
16 112 (3.75%) Team Leader
17 109 (3.65%) ASP.NET Developer
18 99 (3.31%) Tester
19 94 (3.14%) Senior .NET Developer
20 86 (2.88%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1364 (45.63%) .NET
2 993 (33.22%) ASP.NET
3 890 (29.78%) HTML
4 757 (25.33%) CSS
5 562 (18.80%) WCF
6 519 (17.36%) ASP.NET MVC
7 467 (15.62%) jQuery
8 430 (14.39%) .NET Framework
9 384 (12.85%) Web Services
10 340 (11.38%) XML
11 278 (9.30%) HTML5
12 255 (8.53%) LINQ
13 242 (8.10%) WPF
14 211 (7.06%) J2EE
15 207 (6.93%) Ajax
16 206 (6.89%) SOAP
17 205 (6.86%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
18 191 (6.39%) Spring
19 185 (6.19%) ASP.NET MVC 4
20 173 (5.79%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 180 (6.02%) Computer Science
2 170 (5.69%) Mobile App
3 154 (5.15%) User Experience
4 150 (5.02%) Enterprise Software
5 129 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
6 89 (2.98%) Inversion of Control
7 79 (2.64%) N-Tier
8 67 (2.24%) iPhone
9 63 (2.11%) Mathematics
10 53 (1.77%) Mainframe
11 48 (1.61%) Open Source
12 43 (1.44%) Social Media
13 41 (1.37%) Physics
14 33 (1.10%) Social Network
15 31 (1.04%) W3C
16 30 (1.00%) iPad
17 25 (0.84%) Graphic Design
18 23 (0.77%) Blog
19 22 (0.74%) Tandem
20 21 (0.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 371 (12.41%) Windows
2 195 (6.52%) Linux
3 165 (5.52%) Android
4 147 (4.92%) Apple iOS
5 59 (1.97%) UNIX
6 17 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (0.50%) Windows Phone
8 11 (0.37%) Ubuntu
8 11 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 8 (0.27%) Windows 8
11 8 (0.27%) AIX
11 8 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
12 5 (0.17%) CentOS
12 5 (0.17%) Solaris
13 4 (0.13%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.10%) Fedora
15 2 (0.067%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.067%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 934 (31.25%) Scrum
2 923 (30.88%) MVC
3 860 (28.77%) TDD
4 465 (15.56%) OO
5 352 (11.78%) E-Commerce
6 340 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
7 292 (9.77%) Project Management
8 255 (8.53%) BDD
9 254 (8.50%) Web Application Development
10 246 (8.23%) Web Development
11 220 (7.36%) Mentoring
12 219 (7.33%) Waterfall
13 218 (7.29%) Software Engineering
14 216 (7.23%) Unit Testing
15 196 (6.56%) Kanban
16 189 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
17 165 (5.52%) Dependency Injection
18 149 (4.98%) UML
19 147 (4.92%) SOA
20 146 (4.88%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 1327 (44.40%) C#
2 855 (28.60%) JavaScript
3 821 (27.47%) SQL
4 569 (19.04%) Java
5 262 (8.77%) T-SQL
6 192 (6.42%) PHP
7 168 (5.62%) VB.NET
8 108 (3.61%) Ruby
9 93 (3.11%) C++
10 83 (2.78%) VB
11 61 (2.04%) Objective-C
12 57 (1.91%) C
13 53 (1.77%) Python
14 50 (1.67%) COBOL
15 30 (1.00%) PHP5
16 27 (0.90%) Perl
17 25 (0.84%) Scala
18 22 (0.74%) XQuery
19 19 (0.64%) PowerShell
20 18 (0.60%) VBA
Qualifications
1 338 (11.31%) Degree
2 106 (3.55%) ISEB
3 64 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 52 (1.74%) MCP
5 47 (1.57%) MCSD
6 44 (1.47%) ISTQB
7 42 (1.41%) MCTS
8 40 (1.34%) MCAD
9 31 (1.04%) Security Cleared
10 28 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 19 (0.64%) PMI Certification
12 16 (0.54%) SC Cleared
13 10 (0.33%) HND
14 9 (0.30%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 7 (0.23%) PMP
16 7 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 6 (0.20%) MCSE
18 5 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
18 5 (0.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 272 (9.10%) QA
2 32 (1.07%) SLA
3 8 (0.27%) ISO 9001
4 6 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.20%) COBIT
5 3 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.033%) HL7
6 1 (0.033%) P3O
System Software
1 21 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (0.54%) Active Directory
3 15 (0.50%) XenApp
3 15 (0.50%) XenDesktop
4 12 (0.40%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.17%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.033%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.033%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.033%) Docker
Systems Management
1 39 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
2 22 (0.74%) Puppet
3 9 (0.30%) Capistrano
4 7 (0.23%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (0.20%) CA Endevor
6 4 (0.13%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.13%) Netcool
6 4 (0.13%) SCOM
7 2 (0.067%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.033%) YUM
8 1 (0.033%) logstash
Vendors
1 421 (14.08%) Microsoft
2 170 (5.69%) Oracle
3 67 (2.24%) Google
4 56 (1.87%) JBoss
5 55 (1.84%) Facebook
6 46 (1.54%) Zend
7 33 (1.10%) IBM
7 33 (1.10%) VMware
8 31 (1.04%) HP
9 28 (0.94%) Adobe
10 26 (0.87%) Twitter
11 25 (0.84%) Sitecore
11 25 (0.84%) SAP
12 20 (0.67%) Citrix
13 19 (0.64%) Sybase
14 16 (0.54%) Apple
14 16 (0.54%) EPiServer
15 15 (0.50%) Business Objects
16 14 (0.47%) Rackspace
16 14 (0.47%) hybris
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